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Faculty Support for EdTech & Online Learning

We support all faculty in their use of educational technology and online learning. Our offices in Prescott and Verde Valley have computer space to use and learn in with helpful staff to assist you. We have media studios to create lessons and videos of all kinds.

Please contact us at tels@yc.edu or 928-771-6120 to discuss your needs.


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Canvas is the college's Learning Management System (LMS). Every course has a course shell available, no matter what your delivery mode. Explore the links here or Contact us to learn about teaching using Canvas.


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Grammarly is a spelling and grammar checker and SO much more. It is currently being piloted and is available to all students, staff and faculty.


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Panopto is a recording system for your videos and screen captures that integrates with Canvas.


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Turnitin is the plagiarism detection tool built into Canvas.


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Zoom is a video conferencing tool available to all teachers (and staff) to create online real-time meetings for classes or meetings.


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Proctor U is our online proctoring service. Students are charged a fee for each exam based on its duration.


The TELS Webletter

The TeLS Webletter is a rich resource to learn about teaching, edtech, see what your colleagues are doing in courses, and have conversations about educational topics. 

Visit the Webletter!


 Best Practices for Faculty Teaching Online

It is an exciting challenge to become an online teacher. The online environment is, in many ways, still a new frontier, where traditional methods and new technology meet. Our goal is to help you blend the best of these worlds to create great learning experiences for online, hybrid, as well as face-to-face classes.

Explore Best Practices

We Support Faculty Directly

In short - CONTACT US BY PHONE OR EMAIL and we will help! Contact info is in the sidebar.

We Support Students Directly

Students can contact us directly for Online Learning Support by phone or email. Other tech support (YC login, computer issues, email, OneDrive, etc.) is handled by Helpdesk at 928-776-2168.

To help students succeed online, We offer live student orientation workshops at the beginning of each semester, as well as a self-guided online orientation course for Canvas. TeLS staff take help desk requests dealing with our educational technologies and streaming media. We support your special requests for direct student trainings and projects - contact us!

 Media Services

Streaming and conversion

The Panopto system allows online video and audio to be delivered efficiently to online learners. TeLS can help you stream your course content, as well as prepare all sorts of media for online or traditional courses.

Copyright law must be taken into consideration when using any copyrighted material, even in education. Our Copyright webpage provides best practices, information, examples and perspectives.


AV equipment

TeLS has Video Cameras and equipment, audio voice recorders, still cameras, and even slide projectors(!) for checkout to faculty.


Video production

Video production services are available for instructional projects.


Computer Lab

Our office has workstations for you to edit media, scan slides, photos and documents, test software and peripherals, etc.


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Faculty Web Spaces

Contact us to get your own YC web space for you to store web-accessible files or website. This file will assist you in accessing and uploading files to this space: How to access faculty web space via FTP


The Media Studio

We have a studio with a green screen and teleprompter where you can produce high quality videos.

Videos made here: Medieval Dress-Up | Course Intro

TeLS Media Studio
 Copyright Issues

A fascinating subject that educators need to know about. Explore our Copyright webpage for information, examples and perspectives.


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 Trainings You Like

We are your training experts in all aspects of distance learning. We provide formal trainings as well as one-on-one help with virtually anything related to the subject. Check the YC Training Site for scheduled events, or contact us for an appointment. Our bi-annual Faculty Learning Institutes are fun events to connect with colleagues and staff on a wide range of topics in education today, technological and otherwise. They are great professional growth opportunities to give and receive training, participate in discussions, and collaborate on issues important to your work.

YC Training Site

 Professional Development

Professional Development does not only exist in conference sessions or the ITS department trainings. You develop professionally all the time in conversations with colleagues, reading journals or books related to teaching, and in the interaction in the very classes you teach!

The internet offers ways to communicate with professionals and provides us with wonderful resources about our profession. From the TED Talks to Twitter, from educators who blog about teaching and learning, to social bookmarking groups, the internet provides many opportunities to connect, create, share, and learn.